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Grainfather Connect Review (2019). Go through this before your purchase!

As someone who enjoys brewing his own beer, I am always on the lookout for quality products. My own brewing journey has taught me the fine nuances of making beer, from ensuring the quality of the malt to experimenting with the hops to equipment capabilities, have a deep impact on the beer. Sometimes, even the water I use can affect the final taste of the beer. I like to be on the look-out for new brewing kits and the different equipment they come with. No two types of equipment provide the same features, and the journey to finding the perfect equipment can be a long one

Features of Grainfather Connect

The Minibrew kit is a great device because it’s pretty much reduced the process of brewing beer to a couple of buttons. It’s a neat little machine that simplifies the whole process and creates brews on-the-go.

  • It has a 30-litre capacity and produces up to 21 litres of beer in one brewing session. It is essentially a boiler that comes equipped with a pump, temperature control, and a removable steel basket.
  • It is an electrical system meant to be stored indoors with an inbuilt controlled heating element which provides the right heat at the right stage of the brewing process.
  • With this system, you will have more control over the sparging process as you will have to do it manually.
  • It comes with a counter-flow wort chiller which reduces the chance of contamination and cools 23L of wort in just 20 minutes.
  • The system also has a control box where you can pre-add recipes which you can then control through your smartphone via their app.
  • You can program step mashing with the control box with precise results.
  • The app comes with pre-installed recipes though you can easily import new ones.
  • The stainless steel grain basket allows you to brew between 4.5 to 9kg of grain.
Grainfather Connect Complete All In One Home Beer Brewing System

Brewing Journey 


The Grainfather Connect system is a great all-in-one system for home brewing.

  • It is one of the most competitively priced systems available in the market which makes it ideal for those just beginning to experiment.
  • The instructions provided plus the video instruction available on their website make the whole process a no-brainer.
  • A wide selection of grain kits and recipes allows for a fun experience.
  • The control box allows for customised recipes that can be saved onto the system for later use.
  • The counterflow wort chiller reduces the chances of contamination and allows for a better product.
  • The system is ideal for those who have very little space but want to make quality home-brewed beer.
  • Some of the other recipes on the app are for a red IPA, dry stout, pale ales, pilsners, lager, and single malt.

The company also has an effective customer support team. After the success of this initial experiment, I am definitely curious about the system’s abilities and how far I can test its accurate temperature control.

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